The flag of St.Vincent and the Grenadines was officially adopted on October 12, 1985. The green diamonds are shaped in a ‘V’ for St. Vincent, and reflect the plural nature of the many islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These gems define St. Vincent and the Grenadines as the gem of the Antilles. The blue represents the sky and sea. The gold is for warmth, the bright spirit of the people and the golden sands of the Grenadines. The green represents the lush vegetation of St. Vincent’s agriculture and the enduring vitality of the people. The flag is sometimes called “The Gems”.